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Decoste Name Meaning

French: variant with fused preposition de ‘from’ of Coste . This form of the surname is virtually non-existing in France.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Ducote, Demotte, Ducasse, Costa, Devore, Delfosse, Demonte, Decelle

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Where is the Decoste family from?

You can see how Decoste families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Decoste family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Decoste families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1891 there was 1 Decoste family living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Decoste's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Decoste families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Decoste surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Decoste ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Decoste. 25% of Decoste men worked as a Carpenter and 34% of Decoste women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Decoste were Salesman and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Carpenter
    25%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Gardner
    17%
  • Salesman
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    34%
  • Domestic
    17%
  • Maid
    17%
  • Housewife
    17%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Decoste. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Decoste census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 621 immigration records available for the last name Decoste. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 614 military records available for the last name Decoste. For the veterans among your Decoste ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Decoste lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Decoste life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Decoste in 1945 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

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